Dr. Brian McKay, DC

Chiropractic  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Brian McKay, DC
Hi my name is Dr.Brian McKay and I have practiced at Core Health in Darien for over 25 years. I love helping people feel their best through chiropractic care along with physical therapy and massage therapy. Long before I became a chiropractor I was a patient. I had spent several years working on Wall Street in my 20's. I had a bad fall jogging that lead to a sprained ankle. After my ankle healed I developed a bad back. My orthopedic prescribed pain killers. They did not help. I sought out chiropractic care on the advice of a co-worker who saw a large man standing on my back one day at work. I would buy a messenger lunch if he stood on my back to relieve the pain. It was the only relief I could get. He suggested I see his chiropractor. My chiropractor related the fall to my current back pain. My gait ( the way I walked ) was faulty putting stress on my back. I started to get relief quickly. After a while I decided to change gears and become a chiropractor myself. I originally decided to go to school in California. After investigating a few chiropractic schools there I decided they were a little too strange for me. I went to school in Davenport Iowa where I met my wife Cris. We live in Darien and have 5 kids. I love what I do, how can I help you feel your best? Dr.Brian

Core Health Darien Chiropractor Brian McKay

551 Post Rd

Darien, CT 06820

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Dr. Brian McKay, DC

Dr. Brian McKay, DC

Accepted insurance

  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

I believe that we must respect our patients time and money. We need to deliver care to our patients as fast as possible in this challenging environment without compromising the quality of service and care.  I feel that we must look at the entire patients physical needs. Physical pain must be addressed structurally, neurologically as well as through the musculoskeletal system for the best possible outcomes. I look forward to helping you or your family member feel their best. I promise to treat you as I would like to be treated with care and respect. Dr Brian
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  • Chiropractic
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Board Certifications

Dr. McKay does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Classic Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Whiplash


  • Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
  • Cervical Decompression Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Decompression
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Graston Technique®
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Physical Therapy
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mercy College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Board Eligible Diplomat In Chiropractic Neurology Palmer Chiropractic University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French Creole
  • Spanish

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Dr. McKay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKay to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. McKay Says:

Thanks for your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve our service. The fact that you took time out of your day to help is greatly appreciated.- Dr .Brian

Dr. McKay's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Norwalk |
I had a very painful case of planter fascitis and it was keeping me from completing my daily activities. I was so lucky to have found Dr Mckay on the internet. He has helped me so much and the pain has decreased to the point where I can walk with much less pain. The laser treatment and physical therapy helped a great deal. He and his staff are in credibly knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend him highly.
in Darien, CT |
Very nice office and staff that care deeply about making you feel comfortable and healed. Highly recommend this practice to anyone suffering pain!!
in Stamford, CT |
My family and I have been going to Dr. McKay for close to 20 years. Most recently I had foot pain for over 2 years and in that time went to a podiatrist and physical therapist but it never got better. I came to Dr. McKay and he treated me and I am 100% pain free. I had been to a few chiropractors over the years until I found Dr. McKay. He is definitely the best and most knowledgeable!!! I highly recommend him to all!!
in Calgary, AB |
Dr McKay went out of his way to get me information on a procedure to reduce migraine pain. It has been very helpful. He is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about laser applications for migraines. I haven’t found many doctors with this expertise. I would highly recommend Dr McKay.
in Darien, CT |
Takes the time to know you/hears what the problem is. Never rushes you.
in Norwalk, CT |
i walked into his office 3 months ago with my feet so bad i couldnt stand the pain was so bad i was in tears this dr has helped me i a now 100% pain free he has given me my life back i am a single mom and work a full time job in retail i am on my feet all the time......... i recomend him to all you will not me sorry sue czel norwalk ct
in Norwalk |
Dr McKay is extraordinarily attentive - He spent a lot of time with me at out first visit. I never felt rushed. He wanted to hear how II felt and where I felt things needed help. He also did a thorough diagnosis using both technology and empathy. He was insightful, optimistic, knowledgable, supportive and while he spoke with authority he always made me feel like my healing process was a partnership. When I felt better I wasn't pressured to keep coming. I got better very quickly.
in Darien, CT |
A series of conventional life events-contact sports, 2 car accidents, prolonged poor posture during computer use-brought me to a point of continual headaches and severely limited range of motion in my neck. My use of pain medication increased dramatically as the symptoms did. Dr. McKay analyzed my condition as it was impacting the essential activity in my lifestyle. His regiment of treatment has enabled me to be nearly pain free, and with full range of motion in my neck. Tom S. Darien CT
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Dr. McKay accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
    Advantage Health Solutions
  • Aetna
    Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund
    Choice Fund PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan

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Hospitals where Dr. McKay has admitting privileges

Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple St
Norwalk, CT 06850
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